India Well-Equipped To Tap More Global Opportunities In Organic Food - Dr Daniel

Mumbai, India (PressExposure) September 16, 2009 -- Dr. Selvam Daniel, Managing Director, ECOCERT India, an affiliate of the eponymous French global certification MNC, has said that India was well equipped to leverage the increasing opportunities in the global organic food industry. He was speaking on the sidelines of a convention on organic food at the Taj President in Mumbai.

Dr Daniel said the global organic food industry continues its unprecedented growth with sales expected to cross $ 100 billion by 2011 (US $46 billion in 2007, according to Organic Monitor).

“The complete food chain in India has been organic till a few decades ago,” said Dr Daniel. “Unlike the West, our forefathers have benefited immensely by being organic. If you talk to any Indian, he/ she would be happy to share a wealth of information on the endless gains of organic lifestyle. This applies to the producer, the processor and the consumer.”

ECOCERT is the trusted global name in certification of organic food, cosmetics and textiles.

Ms Kavita Mukhi, one of the pioneers of organic food in India, said the India consumer has been showing increasing preference for organic food with the inorganic options losing their price edge. “The discerning consumers are also realizing the benefits of organic food for self, family and Planet Earth. In this regard, organic food certification is assuming increasing importance in India and at the global level.”

Similar conventions had been organized for the cosmetics and the textile sectors at the Taj President in Mumbai.

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About Ecocert

ECOCERT is a certification agency for organic, fair trade and good agricultural practices (GAP) standards. Ecocert is a family of companies with our presence in all the continents. Our Principal Office is at L'Isle, Jourdain, France and our Managing Office is at Northeim, Germany.

ECOCERT is committed to creating a healthier and greener India by encouraging the consumption of certified organic food.

In India, ECOCERT was founded by late Dr. Alexander Daniel, known for his pioneering initiatives in organic food, in the year 2002.

Dr. Selvam Daniel is the Managing Director of ECOCERT India.

ECOCERT India has presence in all Indian states. ECOCERT India has been servicing clients in diverse area of the food supply chain - processors, exporters, farmers' groups and individual farmers. To date, the company has certified 300,000 hectares of land in India

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